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as we probably reach our low temperature between 7:00 and 8:00 in the morning. 52 in easten this morning. and we will notice 49 in dulles. 42 up to the north. average upper 40s to upper 50s as we slide through the morning. we get that sun up by 6:53 and it does some work by this afternoon, bringing us to near normal. let's see what is happening on those roads. here is kim brown. >> we have fire activity in baltimore city that has the eastbound lanes right at falls road partially blocked because of fire and police equipment. so police are going to be out there providing drivers with the detours. keep that in mind. aside from that, we look around the area, no issues along the corridor. we are clear here in baltimore county. no problems southbound from hartford county. 83 looks good as does 795. megan, back to you. >> thanks, kim. there's new information this morning, the death of a 14-year-
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old from belle air who was hit by a car after crossing a busy intersection. the pedestrian lights at route 24 are on now, but state police received a number of complaints that they were not working on friday. the state highway administration is investigating, but meantime, friends and family of 14-year- old joey are trying to face the reality. they continue to stop by and pay tribute and hug at this growing makeshift memorial. >> god is the giver and taker of life and he has something that he wanted to do with this. >> investigators say that there are no plans right now to charge the driver. there is expected to be a large turnout tonight for a viewing. it will be held at mountain christian church. that runs from 6:00 until 9:00 and wednesday from 10:00 until noon. the funeral will then follow. >> we are hearing from the family of the doctor shot at johns hopkins hospital. they issued a statement saying that the surgeon is in good
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condition and asking for privacy during his recovery. dr. david cullen was shot in the stomach on thursday. the gunman, 50-year-old paul became disstraight after the doctor delivered news about his mother's condition and after shooting the doctor, police say pardus shot and killed his mother and took his own life. >> the trial is underway for a man accused in the drunk driving death of angels pitcher, nick adenhart. the jury was shown a taped police interview with the suspect, 23-year-old andrew galo. in this interview, he tells investigators that he drank beer and did shots before that crash last april. adenhart was killed just hours after pitching in a game for the angels. authorities say broncos wide receiver has been found dead in his apartment. the sheriff deputy says his body was found by a female friend after she returned from
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an errand with his child. authorities say they believe mckinley took his own life. >> new this morning, the fbi is searching for a man suspected of robbing dozens of restaurants. the fbi says since february of 2009, there had been 38 armed robberies at restaurants in the region. that includes anne arundel, hairford, authorities say the man displayed a gun in all of the robberies and is considered armed and dangerous. the fbi is considering a $10,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. president obama got an earful from real voters yesterday. numbers may add to his troubles. emily schmidt is live with the latest. how it's played out at the white house. >> the recession is over. the national bureau of economic research declared monday. saying the longest downturn since the great depression actually ended in june, 2009. but many americans say seeing
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is believing and they don't believe just yet. >> is the american dream dead for me? >> i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration. >> president obama faced frustrated and worried voters at a town hall meeting at the economy and he urged patients. >> we thought we were well beyond the high dollars of our lives. quite frankly, starting to knock on our door. is this my new reality? >> my goal here is not to try to convince you that everything is where it needs to be, it's not. what i am saying, we are moving in the right direction. >> this year, the economy has stabilized, but unemployment is higher. at 9.6%. mr. obama acknowledged the recession remains real for millions of people who are out of work. a recent poll said 79% of americans believed the u.s. economy is in a recession now. >> for the average american, money of this matters. not until we create enough jobs to bring down unemployment and we are six months away from
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that. >> federal reserve policymakers will meet to debate if the feds should take more steps to strengthen the economy. it's the last session before november's midterm elections now just six weeks away. abc2 news washington. >> new development concerning the woman who splashed acid in her own face. and claimed a stranger was the one that attacked her. >> why she says she did it and what charges she is facing this morning. also ahead, this could be the great one, charlie brown. look at this sucker. how much this monstrous pumpkin weighs in. let's get a check of your buses and trains. here is mark jones. >> good morning. the commute start looks good out there. on light rail and the metro subway, but the buses, look for the number 51 to be 20 minutes late. and number 5 bus diverted at eager and central and at the 10 and 30 buses working with the
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diversion due to construction. mark train on time. there's a new and exciting way to pay your local bus, light rail, or metro subway fares. for more information, mt i'm mark jones. tax on everyz
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that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea.
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all right, this is it. last day of summer. that means autumn is here. how about that? it's a gigantic pumpkin. it weighs 954-pounds. it was 1003 last week. two best friends are trying to grow the largest pumpkin ever. they hope to take first place in the local competition. after that, the pumpkin will be on sale. how many pumpkin pies can that make? >> i don't know, but a lot. >> maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> pumpkin has to testify with congress first. we have ourselves some chilly temperatures. here is baltimore county. we have ourselves a widespread in temperatures. at the new, how should i say,
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at 46 degrees, you'll notice 50 in lutherville elementary. dundock at 55. we have a 10-degree spread in baltimore county and close to the coldest temperatures in maryland, in fact, right now at the elementary school, holding at the coldest spot at currently 44 degrees. it's mighty chilly on this last morning of summer, but summer is going to try to make a return. not this afternoon, windier than normal, but wait until you see this extended forecast and wait until you see heat. for those of you that have not closed the pool, you may get some use this week. here is kim brown with traffic. >> you aren't going to find any problems on the beltway. 95. 895. everything looks good. as we look at the maps, we do have a road closure to let you know about. falls road is now closed between northern parkway and harvest road, because of that earlier fire activity. so you might want to try using roland avenue. linda so has been following one
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of our top stories. she's here standing by with the latest details. >> hundreds are getting ready to say good-bye to a popular 14- year-old. i'm linda so. why some are questioning the safety of that intersection where the teen was hit. towson commons goes on the auction block today. i'm sherrie johnson, coming up, i'll tell you more about the sale. ♪
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5:44 on this tuesday morning. evidently, you know a lot about where red pump road meets route 24 in bell air. abc2 news reports on what has been coming out about this intersection since the death of a 14-year-old crosswalk. good morning, linda. >> some are questioning how safe it is there. on the day joey died, state police received a number of complaints that the pedestrian lights were not working. the state highway administration is now looking into those complaints. the memorial is growing where joey was struck and killed friday night. police say it was the driver that hit him when he was crossing. friends, former teammates, neighbors continue to leave heartfelt messages for the 14- year-old who was well liked by so many and talented in so many ways. he loved the color blue, loved his number 30, and loved to sing in his band.
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♪ [ music ] >> as soon as i heard it, it's like my legs went numb. it was just such a shock because such a great kid. >> now right now, police say there are no plans to charge the driver. the first of two viewings for joey will be held later today. they are expecting a large turnout at mountain christian church from 6:00 until 9:00. then again tomorrow from 10:00 until noon. the funeral will follow. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. >> andy muller, the assistant line coach is facing drunk driving charges. state police arrested the coach after pulling him over for speeding on the beltway on saturday. his attorney says he is going to plead not guilty. the ravens know all about this. muller has been with the ravens for years. >> want to buy an old restaurant? some shops? most of them are vacant and it goes on the auction block today. abc2 news sherrie johnson is
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live with more on what the plans are. sherrie. >> good morning, megan. it is all about making the towson commons a little more vibrant these days. you know, the towson commons is a prime piece of real estate with a number of different options. become a vibrant part of the community once again. towson commons will be auctioned off to the highest bidder today at 1:00 on the county courthouse steps. the towson commons was known as the rebirth of towson. this stretch along york road is all but empty now. businesses have moved, signs neglected. several store fronts empty. the county believes the best use for the space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county set aside some money to help redevelop the commons and has pledged to do so if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> towson has everything going for them demographickicly, education wise, two universities. there's no reason why this location can't support a much,
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much better use. >> so once again, that auction kicks off at 1:00 p.m. today in towson on the steps of the county courthouse. reporting live in towson, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> a name changing ceremony will take place for the lyric opera house. it will be called the patricia performing arts center at the lyric. the former owner of the ravens and his wife gave $3.5 million to the rebuilding campaign. in our coverage, getting in early on the general election. governor martin o'malley plans to blast voters with a round of new political ads. mostly seen in the dc market. showcasing the governor's commitment to education. this past friday, attacking former governor, bob. >> the maryland school board is expected to vote on a proposal for high school
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students. assistant state superintendent of education, mary says that school systems in each county would decide how to teach the material. if the proposal is approved, environmental education would begin in the incoming 9th grade students for next september. >> now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> 5:48. we are in the middle of a nice weather pattern. i want to take you back to yesterday. showing up basically a clear sky. light breeze, watching chose trees sway a little bit and traffic in front of the school. needless to say, came from yesterday's sky and brought us up to a high of 78 degrees. want to point out that is near normal. look at the temperatures in virginia, roanoak, 70. there in the mid 60s and we are at 51. we are likely going to drop a
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few more notches on the thermometer before we come out. probably about 8:00 is when we hit the low mark for the day and then start warming up after that. it is all about that sunshine. winds begin to shift as we head through tomorrow. that begins to bring in moisture. and a line of thunderstorms along the mountains. going to west tomorrow afternoon, but there is a small chance of an isolated thundershower, if the winds can carry that stuff across parts of the region. we have ourselves a quiet weather pattern as we head through thursday. we'll introduce more moisture and the same story, even though this will be the beginning of autumn, we have ourselves a taste of summer weather with afternoon scattered thunderstorms. overall, we are looking at our 2-degree guaranteed high of 78 degrees. that is near normal. that comes with lighter winds. we start off chilly and start heating up during the mid part of the afternoon. so it may feel warm in the sun, but it's going to take quite a few hours until we get there. as we head through tonight, we
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will settle back to 58 degrees. not nearly as chilly and a sign we start to turn the corner. as we check out this extended forecast and fall begins at 5:04, we head up to 85 into the afternoon. increasing clouds, especially west of town with a small chance of thundershower and holding our temperatures in the mid 60s. the first completely full day of autumn and crank it up to 87, running 10 days above normal. we'll knock it back on saturday at 80, and sunday we'll bring in a more widespread storm system, with cool temperatures, that rain could extend into early next week. monday's high temperature only 74. it is 5:50 on the clock right now. here is kim brown. >> starting at 9:00 a.m. this morning. mount royal is going to be closed right there in front of the lyric opera house because of that renaming ceremony. also some fire activity has
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falls road closed. you can get around that several ways, rowand avenue or the jfx. right now, no problems on the beltway. 95 southbound looks really good between white marsh boulevard. no problems on the very topside between 83 and the jfx. that's going to take you one minute this morning. as we look at our cameras, traffic looks good. still very light volume. everything appears to be moving at speed. a little bit of increased volume on the west side on the outer loop, but still looking good as you approach i-70. stay with us, we have good of good morning maryland coming up after this. 03!!!!3
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5:54 right now. here's a look at stories making headlines. the washington state woman who claimed a stranger attacked her is in some serious trouble this morning. an arrest warrant has been issued for bethany storro. last week, bethany confessed to disfiguring her own face with acid in an attempt to kill herself. if that didn't work, getting a new face would be the answer to all of her problems. >> i think the right thing to do is file the charges. i think the evidence supports the filing of these felony
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theft charges and i think the criminal justice suspect needs to react and is reacting. >> the charges against her actually relate to nearly $28,000 donated to benefit her after she was burned in the face. storro's parents said all the money raised will be returned. well too much caffeine can give you a headache, make you feel dizzy, make you feel grumpy, but can it drive you to kill? he allegedly killed his wife and blamed it on too much caffeine. woody smith strangled his wife with an extension cord. his attorney said he suffered temporary insanity after taking too many caffeine laced diet pills and energy drinks. he was worried his wife was going to take off in the night with her two children, so he was trying not to fall asleep. it's not something you see every day. a zebra, look at this. running across the street. can you see?
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the video is dark. this is near toledo, ohio. it escaped from a homeowner. they recently purchased the animal from a wildlife refuge. the story has a sad ending because it had to be euthanized because of injuries. all this week we are working to keep you safe. >> this morning, sherrie johnson shares tips on how to secure your toddler in the car. >> plus, firefighters show the support for those battling the leading causes of death among women. >> and we take a look outside right now. just minutes before 6:00, the top of this hour brought us 51 degrees. likely we slip into the 40s and it is likely that we bring summer heat back in just a couple of days. stick around for that updated forecast. right now, let's see what is happening on the road. >> traffic is off to a good start this morning. no incidents on any of the major roadways. we have a couple road closures in baltimore city to let you know about.
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we'll get into that, plus your news and weather when good morning maryland returns at 6:00. [ninstrumental music ]]
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now, good morning maryland. a popular student hit and killed and now new reports say perhaps this could have been prevented. how safe is route 24? >> want to rent a movie theater? a big building could be yours for the right price. no more, we are going to the model. that sounds pretty good. what's playing at the model? >> i like it. >> i like that. good morning, maryland, how are you doing? i'm jamie costello. >> let's take a look at our weather. here is justin burke. good morning. >> good morning to you. we take a look at our headlines. you are going to notice, when you step outside, we have had some chill that we have not had for mo.


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